Sermon Discussion Questions

TMCC August 12-13, 2017 - Facing the Giants - "Facing Consumerism"; Pastor Randy Youngblood

  1. Read Romans 12:1-3
  2. Randy referenced this passage multiple times. Read it carefully and discuss its relevance to his message on defeating consumerism.
  3. In a time where we have more than enough we still continue to feel dissatisfied and continue to want more. Why?
  4. Why is Greed/Consumerism so hard to see in ourselves?
  5. How do you view your possessions? Are they trophies or tools/responsibilities?
  6. Have you ever witnessed someone tie their own happiness to some thing? Have you ever done this? Why do we do this?
  7. What is the problem when we compare ourselves to others?
  8. Randy mentioned how generosity is not a function of possessions but a function of the heart (If I won the lottery then...). What does he mean by this?
  9. Read the following scriptures for breaking the mold of consumerism: 1 Corinthians 7:30-31; Titus 3:5-6; John 3:3-6 - How can we begin to renew/transform our minds to break the mold of consumerism?
  10. Homework:  Give away something this week, Buy something for someone this week